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Travel Blogs from Krakow
Trains are beautiful. But trains are hard.
Every single time I catch a train to a new city I am concerned that the person whom I have purchased my ticket from did understand my probably incomprehensible attempts at Polish or Russian.
And as I cannot read the ticket I have no way of being sure I am at the right platform at the right time.
I've been very lucky so far, I suppose. The charm of ...
... with herbed sour cream. finished off with a berry smoothie.
I've been well fed and fatter in Poland. Happy. Contented.
I only stumbled upon the night market in the middle of Ihe square. There were foodstalls - can smell barbecue in the air! of course, there were pastries and candies as well. i ended up buying souvenir just to finish off my Zloty.
A night market with medieval architecture surrounding it is a fascinating sight!
... had been 15 years since our last visit to this city. Driving into the Old Town, things had changed as expected. The area around Wawel Castle (the home of past Polish royalty) that overlooks the Wisla River now has a lovely pedestrian walkway around the castle. The biggest changes that we noted though came from 3 things that have left their mark on the city and Poland.
Karol Józef Wojtyła (also known as Pope John Paul II and now Blessed ...
... a nice dinner for $10-15 dollars and attend a concert for $20. I listened to a 4 string quartet play classical music in a 500 year old church. The musicians were very talented especially one violinist. The take their music seriously here and many study at the local university which I am told is the oldest in Europe, about the 5th country that makes that claim. I met an American man who runs a bagel shop who advised me that bagels were invented in Krakow about ...
The Wawel is the palace complex used for centuries by the Polish Kings. It is an eclectic mixture of styles including Middle Ages, Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic, according to one tour brochure. I got there mid-afternoon Monday, and only then remembered that most tourist sites ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking